Many runners decide to get a deep tissue, sports massage after a long distance event. If however you don’t regularly get massages or you’re not used to them, it might be worth opting to get a very light massage. A light massage will help loosen your muscles if you’re feeling fatigued. If you can’t book in with a masseur, you can do this yourself at home using a foam roller, massage stick or massage balls.
If you’re thinking about exercising in the days after the race, start with short walk. A steady 10/15 minute walk will help your legs to start to recover, without putting your body under too much strain. After a few days you can start to build up to a gentle jog or low intensity running. Don’t try to push yourself to go too far or too fast. At this stage of your recovery pushing your body could result in an injury and a longer time in the medical room.
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